Caste War of Yucatan, Mexico 1847

Screams and shots rang out on January 4, 1847 as civilians were massacred during the Caste War of Yucatan (1847–1901), Mexico.   Unfortunately, this was one of many tragic days of civilian deaths during this conflict.  The Mayans revolted against the European Spaniards and Americans of Spanish descent in years of terrible conflict.  The Mayans achieved some victories in 1847–1883 and declared an independent state in the Yucatan, which they ultimately lost.  Skirmishes continued through 1933.  The Mayans were one of the last of the First Nations to surrender to the Europeans.

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